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Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward
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Sep 04, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: black_dagger_brotherhood_series, series, romance, vampire, chick-lit
Recommended to Theresa by: Holly
Recommended for: Ambrosia Jefferson
Read from June 19 to 20, 2011 — I own a copy , read count: 1

The fifth book is about Vishous (aka V) and opens with a prologue in the human world where we meet Jane Whitcomb who plays a Ouija game with Hannah, her younger sister, the night before Hannah dies suddenly.

V is very frustrated with his life. Butch, V’s roommate, has married Marissa and she has moved to live in the Pit with Butch. This has confirmed that V is never going to be with Butch (see, I knew there was this strange homophobia-like thing going on.) Plus, V has lost his visions and ability to read people’s minds.

Then, he gets a visit from the Scribe Virgin, who informs him that she is his mother and that he is to become the Primale. As Primale, he will mate with the Chosen and become the father of the future Chosen. This is something he does not want to do and the fact that the Scribe Virgin left him to be raised by his evil father, doesn’t endear him to her.

That evening, he is shot while fighting with Lessers and is taken to a human hospital to recover. There he meets Jane Whitcomb, the trauma surgeon, who saves his life. When the Brothers finally find him at the hospital, he forces them to take Jane with them and back to the Brother’s compound.

This infuriates Wrath, but V insists he will erase her memory and return her to the human world. V says he will do this, but he really doesn’t want to. In fact, since he’s met Jane, his attraction to Butch has change to friendship only. He’s going to try to find a way to keep Jane in his life. Plus, get her to forget about the doctor at the hospital, Manny Manello.

Phury continues to pine for Bella while he feeds his addiction. He’s also started to take unnecessary risks when battling Lessers and is badly injured. He refuses to be taken to be seen by Havers because he knows Bella is there due to complications from her pregnancy. Luckily, V has a doctor at the compound who can care for him. Phury also makes an offer to take on the role of Primale for Vishous.

Among the Chose, Cormia, is the one who will be with the Primale first, but she is not looking forward to this role. The Directrix is adamant that she will follow the rules. Cormia is terrified on Vishous, especially since he is the son of the Bloodletter.

Also, during this book, John, Blaylock and Qhuinn go through the transition to full-fledge vampire. Of course, John transitions pretty much last in the class. They’ve also started to hang out at ZeroSum where John becomes obsessed with the female security guard, Xhex. (Sex – get it? This is where the name thing really gets annoying. What young guy isn’t obsessed with sex?)

I didn’t like this book as much as the last three. Mostly because I really don’t like how the author resolved the relationship between V and Jane. Otherwise, the concept of sacrificing for love is still a strong theme in the stories. I do think we are going to be seeing more of Dr Manny Manello – even though the Brothers erased his memory of them.

The good thing, there’s still lots of sex.

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